Wednesday 08 May 2013

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 4 Greylag (plus broods of 4 & 6 goslings), 2 Canada Geese (plus at least 5 goslings), 1 hybrid goose, 8 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 8 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen, 2 Swallow, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers. (D Parker)

Lower Tamar Lake: 2 Tufted Duck, 6 drake Mallard, 1 Cormorant 1, 3 Mute Swan, 6 Swallows, 2  Moorhen, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Robin, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Wren,2 Reed Bunting, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Coot and 1 Buzzard. In the car park Marsh, Blue and Great Tits, plus 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. The Cormorant was wrestling with a very large eel, it had the eel by the head, but the eel was wrapped around the Cormorants neck, in the end the Cormorant won, but what a struggle it had. (R Mudge)

Porthgwarra: 5 Puffin, 1 Great Skua and 30 Whimbrel. (F Hull & B Dodd)

Bosistow Lane: 1 Garden Warbler. (F Hull & B Dodd)

Lanreath: Squacco Heron at a private site at 08:30 before flying off. (Observers name witheld)

Squacco Heron 1 Lanreath Cornwall 8513 Squacco Heron 2 Lanreath Cornwall 8513 Squacco Heron 3 Lanreath Cornwall 8513

Mouls: 1 Black Guillemot and 1 Puffin. (J Humphreys & C Travis)

The Rumps and Pentire Head: 2 Blackbird, 1 Black Guillemot, c50 Carrion Crow, 10 Cormorant, 6 Fulmar, 12 Gannet, 2 Goldfinch, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 12 Guillemot, 25 Herring Gull, 20 House Sparrow, 8 Jackdaw,3 Kittiwake, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Linnet, 4 Magpie, c100 Manx Shearwater, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Pheasant, 2 Puffin, 20 Razorbill, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 8 Rock Pipit, 4 Rook, 30 Shag, 4 Skylark, c50 Swallow, 3 Swift, 4 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat and c50 Wood Pigeon. (The Martin Cutland Nature Walk per C Travis)

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): c50 Canada Geese, 4 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 2 Dunlin, 4 Gadwall, 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 20 House Martin, 1 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 6 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Ringed Plover, 12 Sand Martin, 50 Swallow, 4 Swift, 2 Teal and 4 Wigeon. (A Taylor & C Travis)

Swanpool: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan with 8 Cygnets, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blackcap (male), 1 Bullfinch (male) and 5 Swift. (J St Ledger)

Swans and Cygnets at Swanpool Cornwall 8th May 2013 J St LedgerNewlyn: Woodchat still SW of Penlee Quarry.